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Tue Nov 24, 2020, 12:59 AM

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins Dies at 93

Source: NBC News

David Dinkins, New York City’s first and only Black mayor, has died at 93.

Two senior NYPD officials confirmed to NBC New York that Dinkins' health aide found him unresponsive in his Lenox Hill apartment Monday night, having apparently died of natural causes. The former mayor died a little more than a month after his wife, Joyce Dinkins, passed away.

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Dinkins briefly practicing law in New York City before he began his career in politics as a district leader and was elected a Harlem state Assemblyman in 1966. He went on to serve as President of the Board of Elections and City Clerk before winning election as Manhattan Borough President in 1985.

Dinkins, who also served in the Marines in Korea, ran for mayor in 1989 and defeated Mayor Edward I. Koch and he went on to defeat Rudy Giuliani by the narrowest electoral margin in New York City history: 47,000 votes.

Read more: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/former-new-york-city-mayor-david-dinkins-dies-at-93/2742619/



Very sad news. He just lost his wife Joyce Dinkins on October 13th. RIP Sir.

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Reply Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins Dies at 93 (Original post)
Polybius Nov 2020 OP
LovingA2andMI Nov 2020 #1
blueseas Nov 2020 #2
melman Nov 2020 #3
Hekate Nov 2020 #4
Raine Nov 2020 #5
BumRushDaShow Nov 2020 #6
electric_blue68 Nov 2020 #11
Sherman A1 Nov 2020 #7
Dennis Donovan Nov 2020 #8
disndat Nov 2020 #9
George II Nov 2020 #10

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 01:02 AM

1. RIP

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 01:56 AM

2. So Sad

A Good man

Rest in Peace.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 02:01 AM

3. RIP

 

A really decent man.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 03:35 AM

4. Mayor & Mrs Dinkins led long lives full of accomplishments. Gentle passage to them both.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 04:32 AM

5. Sad news 😔

R-I-P

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 05:42 AM

6. Oh wow.

I was just posting about him a few times over the past couple weeks. He had to deal with the lunatic Ghouliani, who eventually succeeded him -



R.I.P. and hope you and your wife are together again.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 01:48 PM

11. : ( I remember this RIP Mayor Dinkins

(I noted it in other thread)

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 06:32 AM

7. Sad

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 07:01 AM

8. Cross gently, Mr Mayor...

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 08:59 AM

9. I hope Dinkins lived

to see the transformation to Biden ending the nightmare of Trump and seeing the rising power
of the BLM vote.
R.I.P.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 12:04 PM

10. Mayor Dinkens was personally a great and humble man. Unfortunately for him, he was elected...

....during a tumultuous time in New York. He took over after 12 years of Ed Koch, whose third term was riddled with scandal. Koch wasn't involved in any of the several scandals but was faulted for not being aware of them.

Dinkens had a lot to clean up after defeating Koch in the Democratic Primary and then Rudy Giuliani in the General Election. No matter who succeeded Koch, he/she was in a bad position from day one.

Outside of campaign rhetoric, never a bad word was said about Dinkens.

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